Baltimore Buzz

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Baltimore Buzz  (1922) 
Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake
First page of the sheet music.

There have been a thousand raggy-draggy dances
That are danced in every hall
And there have been a thousand raggy-draggy prances
That are pranced at every ball

But the bestest one that was
Is called the Baltimore Buzz

[Refrain:]
First you take your babe and gently hold her
Then you lay her head upon her shoulder
Next you walk just like your legs are breaking
Do a fango like a tango
Then you star the shimmie to shaking

Then you do a raggy, draggo motion
Just like any ship up on the ocean
Slide, and then you hesitate
Glide, oh honey ain't it great!

You just go simply in a trance
With that Baltimore buzzing dance

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1983, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 30 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.